Picture Making: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
In July 2011 the Berman Museum of Art staff and art faculty were given the opportunity to review an important collection of photographs that were made available to museums and educational institutions. A selection of 17 photographs by significant figures in the field were acquired from the Randall Plummer and Harvey S. Shipley Miller collection and will be utilized for teaching, study, and exhibition. Donald E. Camp, Visiting Professor at Ursinus College, retired at the conclusion of the academic year in May 2011 to continue his renowned work in photography. The Berman Museum of Art exhibited his photographs during the spring of 2011. In honor of Don’s retirement, William Earle Williams, Professor of Fine Arts, Haverford College, an accomplished maker in his own right, donated 12 images that cover the breadth of photographic processes. These acquisitions, too, enhance our holdings in a viable way and will serve our audiences on many levels. Included in this installation are images by Walker Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Herrman, Erich Salomon, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, and George Hurrell.